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Full list of lock picks for DraftKings Sportsbook MLB Playoffs contest

Ji-Man Choi #26 of the Tampa Bay Rays bats against the New York Yankees in the sixth inning of Game Two of the American League Division Series at PETCO Park on October 06, 2020 in San Diego, California. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The 2020 MLB Playoffs continue chugging along and Wednesday evening brings a couple huge games in the Division round. The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees are tied one game apiece, while the Los Angeles Dodgers have a 1-0 series lead over the San Diego Padres. Rays-Yankees gets going at 7:10 p.m. ET and airs on TBS. First pitch for Padres-Dodgers is 9:08 p.m. and the game airs on FS1.

DraftKings Sportsbook is getting together a group of media insiders to offer up their predictions for the two contests. Here are the eight prop bets insiders will be picking for the two Wednesday games.

  1. Who will win: Rays OR Yankees
  2. Who will win: Padres OR Dodgers
  3. First to score: Rays OR Yankees
  4. First to score: Padres OR Dodgers
  5. Rays-Yankees total runs: Over 8.5 OR Under 8.5
  6. Padres-Dodgers total runs: Over 8.5 OR Under 8.5
  7. Will Aaron Judge or Cody Bellinger hit a home run on 10/7? Yes OR No
  8. Which team will have the most strikeouts on 10/7? Rays Or Yankees Or Padres Or Dodgers

Each media member made picks for each prop bet, and below is their lock pick for Wednesday with some reasons why. We’ll update as new picks come in.

2020 MLB Playoffs pool, LDS picks

Outlet First Name Last Name Twitter Lock Pick Rationale
Outlet First Name Last Name Twitter Lock Pick Rationale
Pushing the Odds - Sports Map Radio Matt Perrault @sportstalkmatt Dodgers to win Kershaw was outstanding in his first playoff start. I expect him to dominate again against the young Padres lineup. Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo Dodgers to win The days of "Playoff Kershaw" are long gone.
The Action Network Sean Zerillo TB Rays to win I have Charlie Morton rated around 0.08 runs better than Masahiro Tanaka (per nine innings), and I make the Rays a 51.7% favorite (implied odds of -107) for game 3 - in slight disagreement with the betting market. I projected the Rays as the favorites for each game in this series, and I'll continue to back them as the value side